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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Psychology?"

Why Major in Psychology?

The graduate with a Bachelor degree in Psychology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods.
  • Behave legally and ethically in research and applied settings. Students should demonstrate a consideration of individual differences and the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
  • Demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about realistic occupational, career, and advanced educational opportunities appropriate to the discipline and develop a feasible plan to pursue those opportunities.

Related Career Titles

Academic Advisor/ College Counselor Human Resources Manager
Activity Leader Industrial Relations Director
Admissions Evaluator Intensive Case Manager
Affirmative Action Coordinator Labor Relations Manager
Arbitrator Lawyer
Art Therapist Marriage Therapist
Behavioral Specialist Mediator
Behavioral Therapist Medical Social Worker
Behavioral Psychologist Mental Health Clinician
Benefits Administrator Mental Retardation Counselor
Benefits Analyst Music Therapist
Care Manager Occupational Therapist
Career Planning and Placement Counselor Parent Counselor-Educator
Career Planning Professional Personnel Director
Case Coordinator Position Classification Specialist
Case Management Supervisor Prevention Counselor
Case Manager Primary Therapist
Case Worker Probation Officer
Child Development Specialist Program Coordinator
Child Psychologist Program Director
Child Welfare Worker Program Manager
Claims Specialist Project Manager
Clinical Coordinator Psychologist
Clinical Director Psychotherapist
Clinical Manager Public Relations Specialist
Clinical Supervisor Recruiter
Clinician Regulatory Administrator
Community Relations Officer Rehabilitation Counselor
Community Services Specialist Religious Worker
Community Support Clinician Researcher
Community Support Specialist Residential Care Worker
Compensation Manager School Counselor
Consultant Service Counselor
Correctional Caseworker Social Worker
Corrections Counselor Substance Abuse Counselor
Counseling Coordinator Suicide Prevention Specialist
Customs Officer Teacher
Employee Benefits Manager Therapist
Employee Relations Representative Therapist Day Treatment Clinician
Employment Services Worker Training and Development
Expressive Therapist Coordinator
Family Counselor Trauma Support Specialist
Guidance Counselor Women's Counselor
Grief Officer Youth Specialist
Hospice Health Worker

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

American Music Therapy Association
Careers in Psychology
Online Psychology Career Center
Psych Careers
About Psychology
Social Psychology Network
Student's Guide to Pre-Professional Psychology Opportunities

Affiliated Organizations

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Behavioral Analysis
Association for Psychological Science
Association for Research in Personality
Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
International Association of Applied Psychology
International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology
National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Social Workers
National Board if Certified Counselors
National Mental Health Association
PSI CHI The National Honor Society in Psychology (UCM)
Psychology Club (UCM)
Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Social Psychology Network

Four-Year Academic Plan

Psychology Major (Choice 1), B.A. Degree
Psychology Major (Choice 2), B.A. Degree
Psychology Major (Choice 3), B.A. Degree
Psychology Major (Choice 4), B.A. Degree
Psychology Major, B.S. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator